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Although the PhotoSensitive collective has often focused on very human subjects, some projects and assignments have allowed for some spectacular black and white nature photography. Numerous photographers have captured beautiful nature images over the many years of photosensitive.com.
The biggest repository of nature photos at PhotoSensitive is found in the gallery for Life of Water. Here, photographs captured a wide variety of stunning images water. Not all of these were water in nature and the project included images of children playing with hoses, water as a neecessity of life and even our many recreational uses of this essence of life. Here you will find many photos of water in all its natural beauty. The following is a look at some of the more striking examples of nature images by photographers in the collective.
Water: Fitting Subject of Some of the Best Nature Photography
One of the most stunning nature images in the entire canon of PhotoSensitive photographs shows former Newfoundland fishermen harvest chunks of ice from spring icebergs on Cape St. Francis, Newfoundland. The icebergs are used in the making of specialty products such as bottled water and some alcohols. As with many great images, the viewer wonders at first what he or she is looking at. Photo by Greg Locke
Dick Loek captured another stunning image of icebergs off Newfoundland. Icebergs here may drift around for oever a year after breaking off from a glacier. Glacial ice here may be more than 15,000 years old! Image by Dick Loek.
Yet another striking and original image in this project was an aerial view of the pools of water on Spotted Lake, BC, known as Kliluk by First Nations people there. The pools contain some of the world's highest concentrations of minerals. Seen from the air, they create a stunning black and white contrast with the surrounding rocks. Image by Wendell Phillips.
Paul vanPeenen captured this serene photo of the waters of the MacKenzie river in Alberta, off the front of his canoe, with the sun setting over the water. It's a beautiful image of a natural wonder that is always threatened. There are renewed efforts by the oil industry to build a pipeline along the length of the MacKenzie river connecting to existing pipelines north of here.
Photographer Stan Behal captured this natural sculpture on the shore of Lake Ontario near Toronto, under a cold sky. These are frozen branches on Ashbridges Bay. Nature photography like this has allowed the photographers a respite from some of the more harrowing projects they have undertaken for the collective. Image by Stan Behal.
The Energy Project focuses on energy conservation, and a few beautiful nature photographs have surfaced during the project. Below, Caezer Ng captures an arresting image of turbines from the Wolfe Island wind farm near Kingston, Ontario, with the rocky shoreline of the St. Lawrence River in the foreground. The wind farm is one of the largest of its kind in the country.
Nature's Devastation in ImagesNature is not always beautiful, of course, and the vast majority of nature photography belies nature's potential for devastation. PhotoSensitive photographers who travelled to Asia in 2005 had this imprinted on their lives, as they captured images of life in Indonesia in the wake of the tsunami of December 2004 for the project Beyond the Wave. Some of the photographs from this exhibit were nonetheless spectacular.
Much of the destruction caused by the tsunami was still not cleaned up, over a year after the wave had receded. Photo: Bernard Weil.
After the natural devastation of the tsunami, life still goes on. People like this fisherman must go back to work, recliming their lives. In the background, as everywhere, though, the devastation from the wave is apparent and even overwhelming. Photo: Bernard Weil